Press Releases

Things happen so quickly that we could release our own news nearly every day. Instead, we use Press Releases primarily to focus the media on our most important accomplishment: our clients’ success. If you read something here that resonates with you, we hope you will share it with your colleagues.


Press Releases


July 24, 2017

Hobsons Debuts Starfish 7

Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, released Starfish 7, the latest version of its Starfish Enterprise Success Platform Continue reading
July 18, 2017

Two Institutions Win 2017 Student Success Awards

Morgan State University, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and Montana State University Northern today were named winners of the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. The awards were announced Continue reading
July 6, 2017

Whatcom Community College Embraces Starfish Degree Planner to Improve Student Success

All 11,000 enrolled students at Whatcom are now able to actively plan and explore degree options and receive informed, personalized advising that puts them on track to complete their education goals Continue reading
June 30, 2017

Hobsons Hosts Starfish ‘Going Mobile’ Hackathon

In three days at the Starfish Going Mobile Hackathon event, nine teams iterated to create new mobile solutions to empower advisors and engage students. Continue reading
April 18, 2017

ACE Report Identifies Key Predictors of Upward Transfer

The American Council on Education, with support from Hobsons, released a report that examines factors that impact successful upward transfer rates for community college students.  Continue reading
April 17, 2017

Northeast Higher Ed Institutions Poised to Improve Student Success

Starfish's student success platform helps NERCOMP member institutions boost student retention with predictive analytics, early intervention, and academic planning. Continue reading
March 1, 2016

Hobsons Launches New Education Podcast

Hobsons, a leading provider of college readiness, admissions, and advising solutions, today announced the launch of a new monthly podcast aimed at helping students, families, and educators connect... Continue reading
October 1, 2015

Starfish Platform Expands Support for Advising and Retention

Starfish 6, the latest release of the Starfish platform, includes expanded advising support for prospective students, a friendlier student interface, and deeper data integrations. Continue reading
September 16, 2015

Hobsons Recognizes 2015 Starfish 360 Award Winners

Hobsons recognizes Columbus State Community College, Helena College, and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for innovative use of the Starfish student success platform. Continue reading
July 28, 2015

California Community Colleges Select Academic Advising and Planning Solution

Community college students throughout California will soon have access to new technology that will help them identify their academic goals and develop structured, personalized plans. Continue reading